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Andy Serkis directorial debut with Andrew Garfield lands prime Oscar release

The Oscar season is probably going to be pretty crowded this year with the release of plenty of biopics, soapy dramas and high-quality thrillers, to the point where each movie is going have to be sensational in order to break through. That task just got much harder now, as one film just entered the race that has “Oscar contender” written all over it. Seriously...on every...
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04.11.2017
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Ridley Scott teases Gladiator 2, knows how to bring Russell Crowe back

Spoilers if you haven't seen GLADIATOR, which, by the way, isn't too far off from celebrating its twentieth anniversary. How's that for making you feel old. Back in 2000, Ridley Scott 's historical epic told the story of Maximus ( Russell Crowe ), a Roman General who found himself reduced to slavery when Commodus ( Joaquin Phoenix ), the power hungry son of Emperor...
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03.10.2017
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Watch our Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective for 2001 (video)

In this recurring series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for any...
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02.15.2017
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Gladiator (video)

You've probably watched Ridley Scott 's Gladiator a hundred times by now (I know I have), but there's likely some cool and interesting info you still don't know about the classic Oscar winner starring Russell Crowe , Joaquin Phoenix , Connie Nielsen , Oliver Reed , Richard Harris , and Djimon Hounsou . So, jump into the arena and join us for some Pop-Up Facts to get you caught...
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09.01.2016
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Unbroken: Angelina Jolie and cast talk about the incredible true story

Angelina Jolie 's UNBROKEN is the powerful story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and WWII war hero who survived incredibly difficult odds - including being stranded at sea for almost 50 days and being held prisoner in a Japanese POW camp for two years - thanks to his unbreakable will and patriotism. It's an incredible tale of resilience, one that certainly made me think, "What the hell...
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12.26.2014
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Review: Unbroken

PLOT : During World War II, a former Olympic track star by the name of Louis “Louis” Zamperini is shot down with his crew over the Pacific Ocean on a search and rescue mission. Along with two other survivors, he finds himself stranded at sea. Waiting for rescue, he is ultimately brought to shore only to be placed in a POW camp. This is a true story of one man’s survival, and it sure is...
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12.23.2014
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New behind-the-scenes look at the origins of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Angelina Jolie ’s UNBROKEN opens this week and if you're like me then you're still curious to see how things work out for this project. The initial trailer surprised me and subsequently sent me down a rabbit hole of information about Louis Zamperini's life (check out his Wiki page ). What I found was an incredible true story that thankfully will be shared and as...
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12.22.2014
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Angelina Jolie plans to give up acting permanently and focus on directing

Angelina Jolie is an award-winning actress known around the world for her humanitarian work as well as being one of the sexiest women in Hollywood. She has appeared in everything from action franchises to critically-acclaimed dramas. Looking at her, you would never in a million years expect her to be anywhere but magazine covers and movie posters but that is not where she feels most...
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11.19.2014
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Angelina Jolie's Unbroken gets a powerful new trailer

Back in the summer, the first trailer for UNBROKEN was revealed, unleashing upon the world a movie full of emotional strings being pulled with a stirring symphonic score and a powerful underdog story. While that may sound formulaic and even a little sarcastic, it is the best way to describe Angelina Jolie 's film. This new trailer gives us a lot of the same but amps it all up....
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10.16.2014
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to team up again for By the Sea

There may have been some controversy surrounding the release of MR. AND MRS. SMITH, as the chemistry between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was undeniable. They've moved on to other projects since but I suppose it was only a matter of time before the two were brought together again in hopes of striking that sickly sweet box office gold a second time. For round 2, it looks to be under...
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07.18.2014
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Get inspired by the trailer for the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken

Angelina Jolie 's directorial debut, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY, was not met with many kind words. That's not stopping her from stepping up to the plate with her sophomore effort, UNBROKEN, which tells the real-life story of Olympian-turned-POW, Louis Zamperini. Check out the trailer-iest trailer music here: Crafting a film on a real hero is a hard task...
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07.10.2014
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Exclusive Cool Video: Soundtrack tribute to Hans Zimmer's Gladiator score!

One of the most memorable aspects about Ridley Scott 's GLADIATOR, outside the bloody battles, awesome speeches, and tremendous performances was the amazing score by Hans Zimmer and vocalist/musician Lisa Gerrard. Although Zimmer was already well-established as one of the best composers working in Hollywood at the time, GLADIATOR nudged him up even more and has since inspired a...
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03.26.2014
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